The one thing we need to be consuming before our period
What: Iron (mineral)
Who: Menstruating Women
When: One week before your begin your period
Why: Iron's main purpose is to allow our blood to carry oxygen throughout our bodies. Our bodies lose a lot after we've completed our cycle, resulting in us feeling tired, depleted and (for most) craving heavier foods. To eliminate this, you want to fuel up on iron-rich foods prior your period ☝🏼
Where: Iron sources include: dark, leafy green veggies, lentils, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, grass-fed beef, fresh seafood, raisins, raw cocoa.
- Try and limit refined carbohydrates, sugars and processed foods.
- Add in healthy fats. For example: avocado, organic, free-range eggs, wild-caught fish, flax seeds, walnuts and coconut oil.
- Also try to limit your dairy intake due to its mucus-causing properties. This can increase inflammation and acne.
Most importantly, please be kind to your body and rest! It's constantly doing amazing things and now is not the time to be at war ☺️